Digital Smile Makeovers ▼

Virtual smile makeovers (dental work simulator) -

This is the hub page for our collection of before-and-after picture sets that we've custom made (for free!) for website visitors, simulating the type of improvements that their own dentist should be able to make toward giving them a more perfect smile.

[Why not submit your own picture for a digital makeover? - It's free!]

What kinds of cases have we simulated?

  • Ever wonder what you'd look like with straight teeth? - We have a whole category of makeovers that illustrate the "braces simulator" thing (view cases).
  • Or how porcelain veneers (view cases) or dental crowns (view cases) can be used to create the perfect smile? We have virtual makeovers that showcase that type of transformation too.

5 ways to pick out digital makeovers from our database of cases.

  1. Recently completed cases. - This group of makeovers covers a wide range of dental conditions and their solutions.

    (Note: If you're considering submitting your own picture for a simulation, looking at our most recent cases can give you an idea of the level of image quality we require.)

  2. Dental condition / procedure categories. - We've noticed that a lot of our cases are similar, either by way of their initial situation or the procedures used to treat them, so we've organized them into about 20 groups.
  3. Applications pages. - When composing these pages we've combined several makeover cases together, so to give examples of how specific dental procedures are routinely used to remedy specific types of cosmetic dilemmas.
  4. Recently viewed cases. - This is a sampling of makeovers that other website visitors have found interesting.
  5. If you'd like, you can also search through our collection of virtual smile makeovers by case title.

1) Recently completed cases.


Transforming a smile with orthodontic treatment and porcelain veneers.

When this person submitted their picture for a makeover simulation, they mentioned that...

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Lower front tooth crowding - It's easy to see with this case how correcting the misalignment of lower teeth sometimes significantly improves the look of a person's overall smile. Enhancing the shape of teeth with veneers - This simulation also illustrates the type of tooth shape changes that placing veneers can typically provide, and explains some common shortcomings.

Resolving severe tooth crowding.

It seems increasingly that our virtual smile makeovers involve simulating the out come of orthodontic treatment. With this case...

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Severe tooth crowding - This digital makeover illustrates the type of results that having orthodontic treatment should be able to provide. Gum line issues - This case explains how the act of having orthodontic treatment frequently resolves/corrects gum line irregularities.

Correction of severe tooth crowding via orthodontic treatment.

This smile makeover simulation illustrates the type of results that correcting severe tooth...

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Severe tooth crowding. - This makeover simulation shows how this person might look after having orthodontic treatment.  Gum complications with severe tooth crowding. - This case also provides an example of possible gum tissue conditions people with severely crowded teeth sometimes have.

Rebuilding previously broken teeth with dental crowns.

This smile makeover simulation involves a case where the person reports that their two center upper teeth...

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Rebuilding teeth with dental crowns. - This case illustrates the use of crowns to repair teeth that had earlier in life been broken in an accident.


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2) Smile makeover categories - by dental procedure and condition.


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3) Cases recently viewed by other website visitors.

(Click any picture to view the case.)

Our most viewed case so far today.

Realigning teeth with Invisalign. / Repairing worn biting edges.

When you first look at this case's "before" picture, you might think that this person has simply...

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Tooth repair - Placing dental bonding can be an simple way to make repairs for teeth. But in locations where the restoration will be exposed to heavy forces (biting, chewing), it may not make the best choice. This case explains.


4) Applications pages - What techniques do we illustrate?

Here's an overview of the types of cosmetic dental procedures we feature in our makeover simulations. With each one, we link to "applications" pages that discuss how that procedure can be used to correct specific types of dental conditions.

a)  Porcelain veneers  (including Lumineers®).

A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that is bonded onto the front surface of a tooth to improve its appearance. These veneers can be an excellent way to make a cosmetic change for a tooth. As compared to dental bonding, they usually look more natural and resist staining better.

As a disadvantage, porcelain veneers are usually more expensive and, if used in the wrong application, can be prone to breaking. Unlike dental bonding, if a porcelain veneer does break, typically the whole veneer must be replaced. They usually cannot be patched or repaired.

View virtual makeover cases that feature porcelain veneers:

b)  Dental crowns.

Dental crowns can be used to make the same type of cosmetic changes for teeth that porcelain veneers can. However, unlike veneers which only cover over the front side of teeth, crowns cup over and encase the entire tooth.

In comparison to porcelain veneers, dental crowns are stronger and more durable. But because making a crown involves trimming away a significant amount of tooth structure, they usually aren't the best choice for making a cosmetic change unless the tooth also requires the non-cosmetic benefits that a crown can provide. Like porcelain veneers, there is typically a fair amount of cost involved when dental crowns are placed.

View smile makeovers that feature dental crowns:

c)  Dental bonding.

The term "dental bonding" can refer to a number of different, yet related, dental techniques. In general, after a tooth's surface has been properly prepared, dental bonding can refer to any process where a dentist attaches white-colored dental filling material to a tooth.

Dental bonding might be used to improve the appearance of an isolated defect on the surface of a tooth, to replace tooth structure that has chipped or broken off, or to repair damage caused by tooth decay. This technique can also be used to resurface the entire front side of a tooth, strictly for cosmetic purposes.

When compared with other cosmetic procedures, dental bonding can be relatively inexpensive. And placing it is completed in a single visit. One disadvantage of dental bonding is that it has a tendency to stain over time and, in general, isn't as lasting or durable as other types of restorations. However, if dental bonding does chip or break it can usually be easily patched or repaired.

View digital makeover cases that feature dental bonding:

d)  Teeth whitening.

Using a teeth-whitening process can be one of the simplest and least expensive ways to make a substantial cosmetic improvement with a person's smile. There are a number of different whitening techniques that might be employed, including:

While most tooth-whitening techniques can usually be counted on to produce at least some color change for a person's natural teeth, they will not (with a few exceptions) produce a lightening effect for existing dental work. Additionally, any tooth whitening that is achieved will have a tendency to fade over time.

View smile makeover cases that feature whitening teeth: Home